Digital Staff

Eric Balderas, Information Technology Coordinator
San Antonio, TX
Eric Balderas joined the RAICES team in early 2015. As a Legal Assistant, Eric was responsible for data management in the RAICES Family Detention program that assisted families detained in the Karnes detention facility. Realizing that he hated working, Eric sought to make his job more efficient by integrating coding and software development with his legal work. He became RAICES’ first IT staff member in 2017 and currently works together with the Software Development team to promote data security and software innovation. In his off time, he enjoys browsing Facebook, sleeping, and yoga.

Brendan Colthurst, Chief Technology Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Brendan is a graduate of Columbia in New York City and has worked for a number of digital agencies including Organic Inc. and VSA Partners. Brendan was the CTO and technical co-founder of Wine Direct, a SaaS e-commerce and logistics business, and the managing partner of Disposable Television, a digital video production company.

Mackenzie Crone, Senior Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Mackenzie is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer and comes to RAICES with over a decade of experience. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, she is established in the arts, non-profit, international affairs and NGO sectors, and has a focus on human rights and social justice. She worked with the United Nations HQ in New York for over seven years on numerous international campaigns, conferences, and office brands and products — designing for a global audience in six languages. Outside of the UN, she has worked as a design consultant and freelancer for numerous non-profit, NGO and UN Agency organizations and causes. In addition to immigration rights, her other passions are gender equality, criminal justice reform, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, animal rights and environmental justice. Mackenzie joined RAICES in 2019 and is spearheading the brand identity creation. She is proud to create a visual foundation and systematized support for RAICES’ important work.

Eric Duan, Information Technology Coordinator
San Antonio, TX

Ki Ellwood, Senior Product Owner
Los Angeles, CA

Gerso Guillen, IT Technician
San Antonio, TX

Erin Johnson, Executive Assistant to the CTO
Los Angeles, CA

Diana Molleda, Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, CA

Julian Ubaldo, Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA

Eva Lieu, Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA

Sabrina Hernandez, Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA

Justino Mora, Senior Software Developer
Los Angeles, CA